In game absolutely dominated by the home side, Rhode Island College soundly defeated intrastate rival Salve Regina 5-1 Thursday afternoon at RIC Soccer Field.
The Anchorwomen opened up in a potent 3-4-3 alignment, and rout commenced soon thereafter when Chelsea Creamer crossed to Jessica Cardinal, who netted the opening goal in the 2nd minute which gave the home side a lead they would not relinquish.
In the 11th minute Laurie Lindsay took a Brittany Godbout feed from the right flank and fired the second goal of the match, as RIC continued to apply heavy pressure on the Salve Regina.
While the Seahwaks continued to search for a goal of their own, the Anchorwoman attack was relentless. At the half hour mark, Gina Calenda sent the ball into the back of the net on a close-range missile from inside the box.
Just after the second half kicked off, Cardinal secured her second goal of the match in the 46th minute when she corraled a bouncing ball and flicked it past keeper Kelly Young, giving RIC the 4-0 advantage with much of the second half still remaining.
The RIC assault didn't end until Godbout appeared on the scoresheet in the 62nd minue when she went mano-a-mano with the keeper and blasted it home for the eye-popping fifth goal of the match.
Salve was able to save some face in the 76th minute when Kacie Gallo converted a Kendra Andrie free kick into the back of the net, thus denying the shutout for the Anchorwomen.